June 23, 2011

James Keith Phillips “Big Head,” 37, Jacksboro, passed away Thursday, June 23, 2011, at St. Mary’s Medical Center of Campbell County.

He was born Sept. 13, 1973, in Lafollette.

He enjoyed working on his 1970 Chevy Nova known as “Peaches.”

He also loved watersports and spending time on the lake. He was well known for aggravating and teasing his younger cousins.

He will be dearly missed.

He was preceded in death by: Grandparents, Otis and Mildred Phillips.

He is survived by: Parents, Rick and Vickie Phillips of Lake City; special girlfriend, Sarah Lee Lough and children Amanda, Matthew and Ashley Grodeman; grandparents, Jim and Georgina Wallace of Lafollette; aunts, Joanne Whitaker and husband Roger of Lafollette, Barbara J. Wallace of Lafollette; uncles, Andy Wallace and wife Rhonda of Lafollette, Gary Phillips and wife Sandy of Atlanta, Ga, John Phillips and wife Jane of Lake City, Joe Phillips and wife Kelli of Lafollette; numerous cousins.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Sunday, June 26, 2011, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Lake City, with the funeral service following at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Roger Leach officiating.

Family and friends met at 10:15 a.m. Monday, June 27, 2011, and proceed in funeral procession to the Campbell Memorial Gardens in Lafollette for an 11 a.m. graveside.

You may also sign Keith’s guestbook online at holleygamblefh.com.

Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Lake City was in charge of all arrangements.


June 28, 2011

Ellen Parks, 98, Laurel Grove, was born Nov. 1, 1912, and died at her home Tuesday, June 28, 2011.

She was the oldest member of her community and her church, Laurel Grove Missionary Baptist since 1925. She loved her church and served as clerk for more than 53 years and as Sunday school teacher and janitor.

She loved her family and like the proverbial hen, always gathered them under her wings.

She was preceded in death by: Parents, Harvey M. and Sally Belle Duncan Harness; four brothers; and five sisters.

She was also preceded in death by: Husband of 45 years, Hobert Parks; and her sons, Mike Parks and G.P. Parks.

She is survived by: Daughters, Adele Harness of Lake City, Janie Harness and husband W.C. Harness of Laurel Grove and Edna Parks and Winford Hoyt Harness, who provided loving care for her in her home in her last years.

She is also survived by her sisters, Gertrude Harness of Laurel Grove and Lone Parks of Wartburg. She also leaves to cherish her memory 14 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, 22 great-great-grandchildren and one great-great-great-grandchild.

Visitation was from 6 – 8 p.m. Friday, July 1, 2011, at Laurel Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

Funeral service was at 8 p.m. Friday, July 1, 2011, at Laurel Grove Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. David White and Brother Audrey Goins officiating.

Friends and Family will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 2, 2011, at Laurel Grove Cemetery for interment with Brother Roger Phillips officiating.

You may also view Ellen’s guest book at www.hatmakerfuneralhome.com

Hatmaker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


June 28, 2011

Alan W. McClain, passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2011, with his family at his side.

He was guided by angels to join God. He was a wonderful man who would do anything for anyone at anytime.

Born in Knoxville to Kenneth and Fern McClain, he was a wonderful early Christmas gift.

He attended Carson-Newman College and began teaching at Lake City School System. He then joined the Peace Corp where he realized he loved to travel. After living in Africa about nine years, he returned to resume his teaching for Anderson County School System where he taught for approximately 40 years.

He had a heart of gold and made friends wherever he went. He touched many people’s life and people were usually better off just knowing him and having him in their lives. He will be missed by many, especially by his family who considered him the rock of the family.

He is survived by: Wife, Ann McClain; daughters. Angela McClain and Mary Lowe. Also he has two grandsons, Jesse McClain Meadows and Robert L. Phillips, who were considered his pride and joy and will miss him greatly.

Mr. McClain’s wish was to be cremated which will be honored and a memorial service will be held Sunday, July 3, 2011 at Antioch Baptist Church in Clinton.

Feel free to contact 306-2301 for more information. www.holleygamblefh.com.


June 25, 2011

Paul Jackson Jones, 83, longtime resident of Norris, passed away Saturday, June 25, 2011.

He was born in Jonesborough, Tenn., Aug. 20, 1927.

He served his country in the Army Air Force during World War II. He retired from ORNL/Martin Marietta.

He was preceded in death by: Parents, James Benjamin and Callie Draught Smith Jones; siblings, James Benjamin Jones Jr., Elizabeth Jones Shell, and Violet Jones Fog.

He is survived by: Daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and Bill Miller of Powell, Paula and Bob Riggs of Norris, and Mary and Steve Murphy of Clinton; siblings, J.W. Jones, Tom Jones, and Ira Jones; grandchildren and spouses, Patrick Riggs, Alison Miller, Nick and Shelby Riggs, and Emily and Nathan Hutton; great-grandchildren, Anna Riggs, Will Riggs, and Cora Riggs; special friend, Carolyn Brooks.

The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Friday, July 8, 2011, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 9, 2011, at Norris Memorial Gardens, Norris.

Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, 621 Charles Severs Blvd., Clinton, is in charge of arrangements. www.holleygamblefh.com


June 28, 2011

Ronnie N Hicks, 72, Clinton, passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2011, at his residence.

He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He loved to fish and play cards.

He was preceded in death by: Parents, William and Minnie Hicks; and brother, Ray Hicks.

Survivors: Wife, Jean Hicks of Clinton; son, Ronald Gregory Hicks of Clinton; daughters, Teresa Hinds and husband Steve of Clinton, Sonya Foust and husband Sammy of Lake City

He also leaves behind five grandchildren, three great-granddaughters, and a host of other relatives and friends.

At Ronnie’s request all services will be private.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Thompson Cancer Survival Center Foundation, 1915 White Ave FL 2, Knoxville, Tenn., 37916-9980.

Jones Mortuary LLC in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.


June 27, 2011

Burley Pierce Duncan, 89, Oliver Springs, went home to be with the Lord, Monday, June 27, 2011, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

He was born March 2, 1922, in Oliver Springs.

He was a lifelong Oliver Springs resident.

He retired in 1979 as a supervisor at the K-25 Plant following 35 years of service. He enjoyed sports, especially watching his grandchildren playing in sporting events and he was an avid fisherman.

He was a faithful Christian and a member of the First Baptist Church in Oliver Springs. He was also a member of the Omega Masonic Lodge 536 F. & A.M where he served as a past master.

He served his country in the 82nd Airborne Armored Division of the U.S. Army during World War II. He trained to serve as a glider trooper and following his basic training he was deployed to Casablanca, Morocco.

Following his duty in Morocco he was next involved with the invasion of Italy. He also served in Normandy, Rhineland, Africa and Central Europe. While serving he received several decorations, citations and medals, including the EAME Theater Ribbon W/5 Bronze Stars, Bronze Arrowhead Medal, Silver Star, Sharp Shooter Badge with A Rifle Bar, Distinguished Unit Medal, World War II Victory Medal and several other medals and ribbons.

He was preceded in death by: Wife, Laverne Woods Duncan; parents, Wesley Pierce Duncan and Myra Seiber Duncan; son-in-law, Darrell E. Lease; brothers, Raymond, Sanford, J.D., Onard and Alfred Duncan; sisters, Cathleen Jackson, Loretta Sue Duncan, Myrtle Berry, Ina Cox, Floetta Brummett and Loretta Duncan.

He is survived by: Daughters, Judy Lease of Oliver Springs and Teresa Cochran and husband Steve of Harriman; sons, Woody Duncan and wife Peggy of Kingston, Jerry Duncan and wife Teresa of Harriman, J.D. Hunter of Oliver Springs; grandchildren, Melissa Lease, Kevin Lease and wife Lisa, Christy Valentin and husband Jerry, Kandice Leffew and husband Brandon, Jared Duncan and wife Laura, Matthew, Madison and Eli Duncan; step-grandson, Brian Jones; and by great-grandchildren, Keira and Brock Leffew and Emma Valentin.

He is also survived by many wonderful nieces, nephews, extended family members and longtime neighbors of whom he loved.

The family received friends from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Friday, July 1, 2011, at First Baptist Church in Oliver Springs.

The funeral followed at 1 p.m. at the church with Pastor Barry Ariaz officiating.

Burial with full military honors followed the funeral at Anderson Memorial Gardens.

Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

An online guest book is available at www.sharpfh.com


June 24, 2011

Glenna Mae Daugherty, passed away June 24, 2011.

The Lord took home another precious mother. She was born Sept. 1, 1934, on Briceville Mountain to Andrew and Mossie Patterson Daugherty.

She loved her family and nature. She was a child of the Lord, loved going to church. Her favorite verse of the Bible was Psalms 23: “The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want. He leadeth me beside the still waters. He maketh me lie down in green pastures. He restoreth my soul”.

She is preceded in death by both parents, and sister, Claire Smith.

Survivors include: Children, Raymond and Audrey Flickinger, Tammy and Johnny Brummett, Bernice and Wade Penley, Kathy Cridge, Bobby (Floyd) Kelley, Melanie and Laney Fox, Frankie Crowley, Wil Housley and Fiancee Angel Taylor Kesterson, Clecey and David Stitt. Brother Vaughn Daugherty; 20 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives.

Viewing was from 2 – 4 p.m. Sunday, June 26, 2011, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton.

Graveside services were at 1 p.m. Monday, June 27, 2011, at Grandview Memorial Gardens in Clinton.

Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of the arrangements. www.holleygamblefh.com


June 27, 2011

Gayle Harris Campbell, 60, a resident of Knoxville and formerly of Oliver Springs, went home to be with the Lord, following several years of declining health, Monday, June 27, 2011, at her home.

She was born March 2, 1951, in Oak Ridge. She continued to live in Oliver Springs until her move to Knoxville in 2003.

She was employed at the Y-12 Federal Plant in Oak Ridge for 29 years, retiring in 1996. Following her retirement, she devoted herself to her grandchildren and family. She was a devout Christian who served the Lord, faithfully and quietly each day.

She loved her mother, Bobbie Harris, and was saddened by her death in 2004.

She is survived by: Best friend and the love of her life for 40 years, Jack Campbell; father, Rembert Harris; daughter and son-in-law, Christie Campbell Sheffield and husband Kevin; grandchildren, Lindsey Wright, Chloe Wright and Jake Sheffield, all of Knoxville; brother and sister-in-law, Ernest Rembert Harris and wife Linda of Knoxville.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday, June 30, 2011, at Sharp Funeral Home.

The funeral followed at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastors Keith Price and Garvan Walls officiating.

Burial and graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 1, 2011, at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery.

Sharp Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

An online guest book is available at www.sharpfh.com


June 21, 2011

Monie Daugherty Bean, 61, Lake City, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, June 21, 2011, at Oak Ridge Hospital.

She was born March 29, 1950, in Stainsville, Tenn.

She lived in Lake City.

She was a loving mother and grandmother. She attended service at Island Home Baptist Church in Norris. In addition to her family, she enjoyed walking in the woods, reading the Bible, and working in the garden.

She was preceded in death by: Father, Rufus Daugherty; brothers, Wayne Edward Daugherty, David Douglas Daugherty, and Jonas Daugherty; brother-in-law, Alvin McGhee; father-in-law, the Rev. Harold R.L. Bean; mother-in-law, Mary Bean Woods; niece, Susan E. Simpson; and nephew Bobby Kent Bean.

She is survived by: Husband of 42 years, Jack Bean of Lake City; son, the Rev. Jackie Ray Bean and wife Reeya of Heiskell; daughter, Tina Michelle Sellers and husband Jerry, of Lake City; son, Jeffery Dewayne Bean and wife Janet of Knoxville; son, Homer Douglas Bean and wife Christina of Lake City.

She is also survived by: Grandchildren, Eric Bean, Amber Bean, Alice Bean, Jonathan Sellers, Anjalee Bean, Sonia Bean, Robin Sellers, David Bean, and Elina Bean; step-grandchildren, Bryson Lee, Tyler Lee, Brandon Sellers; mother, Monnie Bell Daugherty; brothers, Calvin and Patsy Daugherty, Howard Ray and Ruby Daugherty, and Joe Clive Daugherty; sister, Nancy Jane McGhee; brothers-in-law, the Rev. Homer and Mary A. Bean, Robert and Janet D. Bean, the Rev. Fletcher and Janet M. Bean; a host of nieces, nephews, extended family members; and her beloved pet, Angel.

The family received friends from 5 - 7 p.m. Thursday, June 23, 2011, and from 6 - 8 p.m. Friday, June 24, 2011, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City.

She lie in State from 1:30 - 2 p.m. Saturday, June 25, 2011, at Island Home Baptist Church in Norris.

Her funeral service began at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Kenny Bean, the Rev. Verlin Langford, the Rev. Calvin Braden and the Rev. Jackie Bean officiating.

The interment will follow the funeral service at Miller Cemetery in Norris.

You may also view Monie’s guestbook at www.hatmakerfuneralhome.com

Hatmaker Funeral Home, Lake City, is in charge of arrangements.


June 30, 2011

James “Jim” Burgess of the Karns community, passed away June 30, 2011, at his home.

He was a member of Edgemoor Baptist Church. He was self-employed for 35 years as a milk distributor and then was employed with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department for several years.

He was preceded in death by: Parents, Charlie and Fannie Burgess; and nine brothers and sisters.

Survivors: Wife of 65 years, Imojean “Jean” Burgess of the Karns Community (formerly of Claxton Community); daughter, Carolyn and husband Kent French of Heiskell; son, James A (Jim) and wife Sandy Burgess of Knoxville; grandson, Phillip Burgess and wife Juliann; granddaughter: Angela Prator and husband Scott; great-grandchildren, Savannah and Landon Prator; sister, Joyce York; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Saturday, July 2, 2011, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with funeral to follow at 8 p.m. in the chapel with the Rev. Tom Byrge officiating.

Family and friends will meet at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, July 3, 2011, at Zion Cemetery for graveside services.

Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of the arrangements. www.holleygamblefh.com.

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